Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? :: October 20, 2014


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.  Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

Finishing up the series this week!

This week, I'm currently reading:


I also forgot to mention that I've been reading this for work for several months now:



What are you reading this week? 

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? :: October 13, 2014


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.  Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

Loved the first one in the series, The Year of the Book, from last week. Glad I had foresight and borrowed the other two books in the series from the library!

(On a side note, can't help but notice that my own baby looks a lot like the baby on the cover!)

This week, I'm currently reading:


What are you reading this week? 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The One with Gilmore Girls



I love the show, Gilmore Girls.

Love might actually be an understatement. Gilmore Girls is basically one of the top TV shows I've ever watched in my life, EVER.

So unless you've been living under a rock, Netflix just released all of the seasons on October 1st. I was literally counting down the days since I've found out and was super happy that October 1st just so happened to fall on a day that was during my Fall Break. On the unfortunate side, it also happened to be towards the latter end of my break. That definitely impeded my plans to binge-watch for days upon days only to emerge to eat, drink, sleep, and make sure my kids are still alive. (However, I am happy, and only slightly embarrassed, to report that I've been watching it on my phone ever chance I get and are about 10 episodes in to the first season.)

I feel like it might be necessary to confess that I wasn't a Gilmore Girls fan from the very beginning. I didn't start watching the show until at least several seasons in after my sister recommended it to me. I have caught up over the years because ABC Family plays it on repeat each day. It's the show that I watch after I come home from work on DVR. However, I think I've made up for not being a founding member of the "Gilmore Girls fan club" by watching it regularly since then. Religiously almost.

I may or may not also admit that I've gotten a certain male figure in my household to watch and follow along with me. I won't name names.

So many things that I love about this show! The quick, lengthy, and witty dialogue. Lauren Graham is so talented. Rory with Dean, then Jess, then Dean again, with a smattering of Jess popping up out of nowhere over and over again, and finally Logan. Ooh, and Luke's Diner... oh, I wish there was a Luke's Diner in my town. And Lane! Who doesn't want to be best friends with Lane? Plus, she was one of the first teenage Asian-Americans to be a regular fixture on one of the TV shows from my generation. (More on that later.)


And I just noticed that in the title shot, it's perpetually autumn in Stars Hollow! Have I mentioned how much I love Autumn? (See last week's post here.)


On a side note, to be truthfully honest, I kind of miss the days when Melissa McCarthy was famous for being sweet and lovable, Sookie. Lately, I've gotten a little tired of her crass and crude humor everywhere. It's hard to see her not be anyone but, Sookie, "best friend with a heart of gold."

I could go on and on, but I will spare you the gushing. At least for now.

Gilmore Girls, I'm so glad you exist.
Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Each Tuesday, if you would like to participate you can link up at their post and share your slice or read others. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? :: October 6, 2014


It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.  Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

Back again this week. Woo hoo! I have a project that I am working on that I'd like to unveil soon on my blog. It's been an idea that's been percolating for almost half a year now. I'm happy to see that it's starting to come to fruition. I'll be sharing more about it soon! Until then...

This week, I'm currently reading:


What are you reading this week? 

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Day the Crayons Quit Event at Barnes and Noble


My girls and I had the opportunity to go to The Day the Crayons Quit culminating event at our local Barnes and Noble bookstore. 


For several weeks now, they've had these sheets out for kids to use crayons and draw/write a petition to the crayons, pleading with them to not quit!


I thought it was a very cute event celebrating a well-loved picture book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. It was great to see so many kids come out to participate, eagerly awaiting the final decision from the crayons.


The kids were given a balloon and then we paraded around the store chanting, "Crayons, don't quit! Crayons, don't quit!" Even if the adults were the louder ones, it was still fun for the kids to go all around the store in their little balloon parade.


Then, they opened the mysterious package they received from the crayons which had copies of a letter written to the kids. 


The crayons decided NOT to quit! Yay! 



I know I'm biased, but aren't my kids the cutest crayons ever?! 

It was a great event and I look forward to attending more with my girls in the future. They were a little young to fully comprehend this one, but it was fun to participate in. Thanks, Barnes and Noble! 




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